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  • Find your place in English Studies

    Learn more about how an English major, minor, or specialization can help you reach your goals. Find your place in our community! 

  • Why major in English? Here's what our students say.

    "English classes offer so much room for discussion and critical thought, and when I joined the English major, I immediately felt that. I felt like my voice was heard, and that I was more than just a number." 

    —Warren Charleston, UMass English 2019

  • Launch your writing career!

    Tap into our network of alumni mentors for career advice. Learn how to frame your writing skills for prospective employers!

  • Attend the 2019 Troy Lecture

    On October 3rd, 2019 at 4:30PM, join us in hosting Natasha Trethewey for this year's annual Troy Lecture! Trethewey is a Pulitzer Prize-winner, two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, and alumna of the MFA for Poets and Writers here at UMass Amherst. 

News

Malcolm Sen Published in Irish University Review

November 07, 2019

Malcolm Sen recently published “Risk and Refuge: Contemplating Precarity in Contemporary Irish Fiction" in the Irish University Review, Vol. 49: 1. Edinburgh University Press has recently made this...

David Fleming Named Recipient of the 2019 NCTE Richard C. Ohmann Outstanding Article in College English Award

November 06, 2019

David Fleming has been named as the recipient of the 2019 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Richard C. Ohmann Outstanding Article in College English award. His article is titled "Fear...

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Events

Nov
12

Department Panel: "Imagining/Power/Planet"

South College E470, University of Massachusetts Amherst
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Dec
05

“’Thou art Changed’: Using Theatre Practice in the Literature Classroom” with Noah Tuleja

Kinney Center for Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst
4:30 pm

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Alumni Profile

Veronique Lee '11

The ability to analyze, understand, and synthesize text is important [in a job like mine]. You get this from essentially every English course you take. Good writing skills are equally important, and English courses that focus on writing (language, composition, rhetoric) equip you with the writing skills to succeed in “the real world.” 

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